On a family vacation our clients were dining at a restaurant that was not handicap accessible. At the end of their meal they asked for another way out of the restaurant other than going up a lengthy flight of stairs. They were escorted out an emergency exit that lead from the lower level out to the street. One of our clients stubbed his toe on a sharply raised area in the corridor that caused him to fall violently to the ground striking his head. He was transported to the hospital and upon examination doctors determined he was hemorrhaging with excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain with increasing intracranial pressure. Unfortunately due to the blunt impact to his head, he passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage two days later.
Our firm was able to settle before trial awarding our client's estate with $500,000.